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CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 7:00am EDT
-citizens and immigrants. people have to feel far more comfortable with the fact that the president or governor romney both due respect the idea that america is a plural nation, a nation from one of many. those were about traditional values or immigrants coming in, let's get over it. we are a nation of immigrants. this is how citizenship and the right to vote is being diluted by the electoral college system. i did not blame the non- citizens. i put the onus on the electoral college. host: would you structured differently? would you use the electoral college at all? guest: personally, i would not. i would have a direct election and let the people have an equal voice. a voter in new york city or san antonio should be of equal weight to a voter in wyoming or montana. as i said now, you have one electorate for every 190,000 people in wyoming but one a lot for it for every 680,000 people in california. it's unfair. tore's a proposal out there circumvent the constitutional election. what they're trying to do is to get enough states to equal 270 electoral college votes to say we will give all of our votes to the
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
governor romney is going to win ohio this year. host: both of them have been there numerous times to the president just 15 times this year, 30 times since he has taken office. tell me about ohio. caller: ohio is a class a purple state, well balanced between democrats and republicans, a microcosm of the country in the sense that you have blue caller workers, you have -- however, the state is older, probably more caucasian, a little white r. it has really been hit by the economic downturn, especially heavy industry. both sides think they have a real shot at winning the state. i think in the early going, the obama campaign scored well on their class warfare argument. that is one of the staples of the obama campaign, "you are not doing well because this guy in his career is doing too well." now i think the public is beginning to understand that it is the bad economic policies of this administration that is causing everybody to do less well than they should. so i think now mitt romney and paul ryan are starting to pick up. host: what kind of ground game do you need to pick up ohio? gue
CSPAN
Oct 13, 2012 7:00am EDT
the second debate. the moderators so far -- the lives that -- romney and paul ryan both lied the entire debate. jim lehrer allowed them to lie. this young lady cut them off. she was correct to say, excuse me, can you be specific? and to be called out like that, a liar -- supporters cannot accept that. if the next moderator's allow the filibuster by the lying mitt romney, or even of the president goes on to a tangent that is totally false, i think that i would expect -- and is not born to happen because i do not think president obama is a lighter, but mitt romney -- vice- president biden did what i would do. i would laugh at their joke. i have been in the debates. and i know that when i am approached with the truth or with an opinion, now an opinion is different from a life. and the vice-president did not call my lawyer. he interrupted him because he wistful of malarkey. host: that was walter from baltimore. charlotte, n.c.. joelle on our line for democrats -- joel on our line for democrats. host: keep it to the moderator. caller: they are only upset of it doesn't go their way. host: so
CSPAN
Oct 12, 2012 7:00am EDT
which values. let me tell you about the mitt romney that i know. >> incredible. >> you both saw benjamin netanyahu hold up the picture of a bomb with a red line through it. >> thank heavens we have the sanctions in place, and it is in spite of their opposition. all i have to point to is the results. they are four years closer to a nuclear weapon. look, did they come in and inherit a bad situation? absolutely. we are going in the wrong direction. slower than last year, and that was slower than the year before. august was slower than it was in july. >> the republican national committee is responsible for the content of this advertisement. host: next up on "washington journal," getting your reaction to the debate, back. ohio. your opinion of last night? caller: last night was awesome. i think vice president joe biden did an awesome job. last week when the debate was with the president of the united states, president barack obama and governor mitt romney, mitt romney was very rude. he was rude to the president. he was rude to america. i am one of the 47%. i am 55 years old. i started working
CSPAN
Oct 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
there and both obama and romney need to address, which is national security is really what americans care about. they might be less concerned about the rating of a new constitution in tunisia, although that is important in the new middle east, but they are concerned if the instability gives rise to new states that allow al-qaida and philips to flourish. that is what has happened in parts of libya. they do not have central government control over all of the territory, and that is part of why you saw this terrible tragedy. on the specifics, there is an investigation under way by the fbi and the state department has launched what it calls an official accountability review board. we do not have the full picture of what actually happened, but there is no question that this is a major tragedy. it is the first time in more than two decades that the u.s. has lost an investor in a situation like this. host: susan glasser is editor in chief at "foreign policy magazine. indiana. chris. independent line. caller: jobs are going to be the most important thing in the election, but foreign policy will be impor
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
with mitt romney because he has a history of creating strong job growth both massachusetts, helping out the salt lake city olympics and private sector creating many companies across the country. host: dayton, ohio, democratic caller, greg. caller: i have a question for mr. harrison. he said that congress, he said obama didn't do anything. they passed the healthcare bill, they stopped this economy from going down in the rut. also, when you all time in 2010, this where all the trouble started. when you look at jobs, in the medical field, the jobs are picking up like mad in the medical field. there's a whole lot of jobs in the medical field. you all saying there will be a whole bunch of jobs lost. right now this economy, every person i ask is in the medical field. they're getting jobs in the medical field. how many people want to get a salary that staples get? if you work at staples, you are a associate. the other question is, why do every republican vote no. you all have -- individual ideas for yourself. host: we'll leave it there. guest: i feel good about where the successes of the h
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 7:00am EDT
they different? guest: both candidates propose extending the bush tax cuts. gov. romney wants to expend all of the bush tax cuts for everyone. president obama just wants to extend them for people making less than $250,000. that is a fairly significant difference because it does have about a $1 trillion cost. on top of that, gov. romney wants to reduce individual rates by 20% across the board and also reduce the corporate rates down to 25%. president obama has proposed reducing them to 28%. guest: i think that is a fair description. they do have some significant differences. host: we heard a bit in the debate last week about where mitt romney stands on his tax plan. here is a headline coming to us. in the fog of numbers, there is little tax clarity from obama and romney. $5 trillion, whether or not tax cuts will equal $5 trillion. there is a difference in this number. guest: the $5 trillion is the gross cost of reducing rates 20% across the board. the. gov. romney made is it is unfair to call it a tax cut because he intends to offset the cost through base broadening. i think one thing that w
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
of months ago, clearly the mitt romney campaign knows that there is more time to make some headway there. there is always the risk that by focusing on this before the vice presidential debate, even as both sides think that the economy is a top issue, you run into a risk of focusing on too many items as opposed to jobs and economic issues. host: there will also be a foreign policy debate coming up on october 22. is this a sort of preview of that debate? will this be a preview for the obama camp to see what they will be talking about, coming up? caller: it will be a chance for governor romney to do a preview, yes. the thing that i think occurred many times before, romney camp -- came out and named a lot of these things fairly forcefully. from what we saw yesterday, this will be an even stronger reputation of his view on those issues. getting out on the campaign trail at these paul ryan events, particularly when it comes to the issue of things like foreign aid and how this country deals with the resources when it comes to other places, we do not exactly see that relationship being reciproca
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